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MR2
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Post by MR2 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:39 am

becouse it's nice to work to a limit not just seeing how far you can bash your CC each month.

Graham C
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Post by Graham C » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:43 am

Don't they have 2gbps currently? Perhaps it's a matter of offering services that use that efficiently and profitably. IOW to offer the suggested plans, they would need dedicated bandwidth, which would not be efficient or profitable.

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Post by ForumAdmin » Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:08 pm

MR2 wrote:tbh, I cannot see how 1tb of data is costing $1,000 when most ISP's have atleast a few plans that offer far better than 1$ per gb... I'd like to site AU1.net as being an example (8m/356 unlim) surely you could do better than 1K...

seeing however as you have no plans to offer this I suppose it's all a mute point, you can see however that there would be considerable demand for something like this.
As has been said by another poster - you can download as much as you like for $3.00 per gb - compared to BigPonds $150.00 per gb.

Any ISP (I've never heard of AU1) that offers $1.00 per gb is not going to survive - the cost to Exetel per gb is around $1.85 (in the best case scenario on ADSL1) and $2.65 (in the best case scenario on on ADSL2).

There is no economy of scale - customer connectivity bandwidth is expensive and is priced linearly.
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MR2
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Post by MR2 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:10 pm

That's fair enough thankyou for being so honest, I believe the pre-mentioned plans are available only through ADSL1 service...and using the AAPT carrier instead of the most likely higher quality Telstra/Optus/Powertel that you are using....

might I ask, is the 1B or 2B roll out by optus/elders likely to have any effect on the data costs?

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Post by James » Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:14 pm

MR2 wrote:That's fair enough thankyou for being so honest, I believe the pre-mentioned plans are available only through ADSL1 service...and using the AAPT carrier instead of the most likely higher quality Telstra/Optus/Powertel that you are using....

might I ask, is the 1B or 2B roll out by optus/elders likely to have any effect on the data costs?
Probably not, a lot of the cost is the international bandwidth.

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Post by kingy » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:46 am

James wrote:Probably not, a lot of the cost is the international bandwidth.
Isn't there talk of PIPE networks getting some competitive international links happening? Would this have any impact?

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